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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' (Mountain Fleece)

Mountain Fleece 'Rosea', Knotweed 'Rosea', Bistort 'Rosea', Polygonum Amplexicaule ''Rosea''


You will be charmed by the bountiful long-blooming spikes of pale pink flowers of Mountain Fleece 'Rosea' (Persicaria amplexicaulis)! A real beauty for the border, Mountain Fleece 'Rosea' is a vigorous, upright semi-evergreen perennial which enjoys an extremely long bloom season, from midsummer to fall, and features lovely soft pink fleecy flower spikes held on long, graceful wands atop bushy clumps of large, slightly puckered, dark green leaves. 'Rosea' is a more upright selection than most other cultivars of Mountain Fleece.

  • Typically growing up to 4 feet tall and wide (120 cm), it thrives in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun, however light shade will be preferred in hot and humid summer areas.
  • Trouble-free and easy care, this is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, where Persicaria amplexicaulis provides long summer to fall bloom in the perennial border. This is also an ideal candidate along ponds and streams or in naturalistic meadows. Excellent as a tall groundcover when planted en masse. Underplant it with spring blooming bulbs for color prior to the lush spring growth.
  • Attracts birds and butterflies and deer ignore it!
  • Shear plants in fall if desired to remove spent flowers.
  • All plant parts may cause skin irritation on contact and stomach upset if ingested. 

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Persicaria - Fleeceflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Persicaria - Fleeceflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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